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  1. The Making of a Cybertariat: Virtual Work in a Real World
    The Making of a Cybertariat: Virtual Work in a Real World
    The Making of a Cybertariat: Virtual Work in a Real World
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  2. The Making of a Cybertariat: Virtual Work in a Real World

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The workplace has been changed in recent decades by the rise of digital technologies. Parts of a single labor process can be moved around the world, with implications not only for individual workplaces, but for the working class as a whole.

Within advanced capitalist countries, the workplace has been made more flexible through cell phones, e-mail, freelancing, and outsourcing. The process often makes the situation of the workers more precarious, as they are forced to pay for the tools of their trade, are expected to be constantly accessible to workplace demands, and are isolated from their fellow workers.

Huws' The Making of a Cybertariat examines this process from a number of perspectives, including those of women in the workplace and at home. It explores changing categories of employment and modes of organization, and how new divisions of race and gender are created in the process. It questions how the virtual workforce can identify their common interests and stand together to struggle for them.

The Making of a Cybertariat is both a testament to the author's remarkable record in the politics of technology over several decades and a vital resource for grasping ongoing debates and controversies in this field.

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Ursula Huws' "The Making of a Cybertariat" is a collection of essays on the political economy of technology and its myriad social consequences. In this fascinating book, Dr. Huws has developed an original and compelling critique of contemporary capitalism. While the articles span from the 1970s to the early 2000s, the analyses are consistently razor-sharp and the insights remain as valid today as when they were originally conceived and written.
Dr. Huws has worked for many years as an activist, researcher and free lance writer living in Great Britain. She currently serves as a Professor at London Metropolitan University. Both the immediacy and the solid scholarship that infuses her writing is evidence of these myriad roles as well as Dr. Huws' professionalism and dedication to her work.
Integral to Dr. Huws' analysis is the Marxist-inspired concept of commodification, or capitalism's tendency to draw into the cash economy activities which had been previously carried out by... Read more
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